Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Afghan of the Month!! Big Love Blankie

It's always a pleasant surprise when I find one of my patterns on-line. This time, it was more than just a pleasant surprise. My Big Love Blankie is the Afghan of the Month at Herrschners.com. The great thing about this afghan is that even though there are a lot of motifs to make, each motif is joined to the afghan as it is crocheted. So when you're done crocheting, you don't have a pile of motifs facing you that you have to sew together. When you're done crocheting, you're done! You'll have the afghan all put together. Nice!

Friday, February 5, 2010

More Crochet Book news- SALE

I just got an email from Annie's Attic with a list of books that are on sale for THIS WEEKEND ONLY! This is one of them - and that's my afghan on the cover! It's a fun one to make, and you'll learn how to do all sorts of post stitch patterns - most of which I made up! I love designing my own pattern stitches, and this afghan is one of my favorites because of that. It's living on my couch in the family room, right in front of the fireplace. So when it's cold outside, I can sit in front of the fire, wrap up in the afghan, and crochet away!

This next afghan is in another book that's on sale at Annie's Attic. The book is called 50 Sensational Crochet Afghans & Throws. This afghan is also worked in post stitches, in an irregular basketweave pattern. And this afghan is living on my couch in the living room!

This third afghan is from the book Chain Free Crochet Made Easy. This book has lots of patterns, all using types of Foundation Stitches instead of Foundation Chains. This afghan of mine is a Rectangular Granny afghan, and I didn't start it with the usual foundation chain. It's one of a couple of patterns of mine in this book. And it's on sale at Annie's Attic also.

So if you like these afghans, or any of the other ones in the books, now is the time to order them!